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Tornado Siren Testing Upcoming in Elkhart

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Elkhart City Hall

By Sarah Naron
Messenger Reporter

ELKHART – A test of the tornado sirens located within the city of Elkhart is scheduled to take place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The sirens were applied for in 2014-2015 through a grant,” explained City Secretary Carla Sheridan. “The city put up a match on the grant, and the county will operate the sirens.”

The siren process encountered a holdup, Sheridan said, when one siren was installed in the yard of an Elkhart resident rather than in the right-of-way.

The original site called for the siren that was placed in the yard to be in the right-of-way, but due to power lines, it was placed in the yard,” Sheridan said. “After going through the proper channels, the siren was relocated.”

According to Sheridan, Dave Jackson of the Texas Division of Emergency Management oversaw the relocation of the siren and was assisted by Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston and the Elkhart City Council.

Sarah Naron may be reached via email at snaron@messenger-news.com.